Homemade Chicago Thin Crust Pizza Dough Recipe

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Homemade Chicago Thin Crust Pizza Dough
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  1. Mix yeast with warm water and salt and stir.
  2. Combine wet ingredients (water with yeast, oil, beer/water) with garlic or basil and Parmesan cheese if using.
  3. Add flour 1/2 cup at a time, stirring well until dough pulls together.
  4. Knead until dough is silky smooth, adding flour until it does not stick to your hands. You want the dough to be moist and pliable but not too sticky.
  5. Let dough rise until nearly doubled in size and punch down. Ideally do this several times to increase the pliability of the dough and flavor of the crust.
  6. When you are ready to make pizzas, preheat the oven to 500 (550 ideally if possible) with baking stone on bottom rack (any floor tile will do well).
  7. Punch down the dough and pull off a piece of dough about the size of your fist. Sprinkle the area you will roll out the dough with cornmeal and a small amount of flour and roll out the dough until it is about 1/8 inch thick. If you have the skills for it-toss the dough in the air.
  8. Prick holes in the pizza with a fork all over.
  9. Add toppings and slide into oven, making sure pizza peel (back of a cookie sheet will work) is very well covered in cornmeal so the pizza will easily slide off onto the baking stone.
  10. Bake for 5-7 minutes until cheese is bubbling and edges are crispy.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1961.24 Kcal (8211 kJ)
Calories from fat 737.37 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 81.93g 126%
Sodium 6313.43mg 263%
Potassium 689.51mg 15%
Total Carbs 267.68g 89%
Sugars 0.19g 1%
Dietary Fiber 29.54g 118%
Protein 34.97g 70%
Vitamin C 2.1mg 3%
Iron 16.9mg 94%
Calcium 805.9mg 81%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 297.57 Kcal (1246 kJ)
Calories from fat 111.88 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.43g 126%
Sodium 957.92mg 263%
Potassium 104.62mg 15%
Total Carbs 40.61g 89%
Sugars 0.03g 1%
Dietary Fiber 4.48g 118%
Protein 5.31g 70%
Vitamin C 0.3mg 3%
Iron 2.6mg 94%
Calcium 122.3mg 81%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 45.3
  • 51

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • cholesterol free,
  • sugar free,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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